This is just me being curious, but I really want to ask everyone how do they put up with string buzz on their guitars. I played the MIM Strat until I sold it in 2007. and since then I've been playing Yamaha Pacifica 120S fitted with Seymour Duncan SH-2 (Jazz) and SH-4 (Jeff Beck) pickups, which is a setup I'm using till I get a new Strat (hopefully KWS model; hopefully soon). Overall, it's a decent guitar, but what I really want is a Stratocaster. I use 11 gauge strings (D'Addario 11-49) with high action: from 2mm on high E string at the 12th fret up to 2,9mm on low E string, and yes, you could say the action is pretty high, but this is what I really like. Neck relief is properly set. Frets are leveled fine. All this is checked by myself and a good friend of mine who is a guitar tech. So, what's the trouble? When I start to play hard (I play the blues and I really like each note to stand out which sometimes means plucking really hard) I hear a buzz on 2nd and 3rd string. Some people have no problem with this (either because they caress the strings really gently or because they simply don't care) but I've always felt it kills the tone (if only just a bit). How about other guitars I've tried? Recently I tried MIA Deluxe Stratocaster and one of those PRS SE guitars (not sure what model it was exactly) and they had almost no buzz with relatively similar action. Other then that, pretty much all the other guitars I've tried (mostly in 700-1500 Eur. price range) had the same problem as my guitars. So, how about you guys. What do you think about all this?